Restaurants in Venice

It started out as a neighborhood wine bar, but over the years, Da Fiore has become an international favorite.

A neighborhood restaurant where Isabella and Dino, the owners, feed you well (incredible baccalà).

Expect a wait at this hole-in-the-wall gelato parlor where owner Carlo Pistacchi serves up his unusual flavors of gelato—artichoke, fig, and ginger.

From Food +  Wine: Longtime Harry's Bar manager Lucio Zanon brought glamour and great food back to this former celebrity stomping ground with a stunning restoration in 2000.

The bar and restaurant near Teatro La Fenice eschews typically fusty Venetian ambience in favor of spider-web metal chairs, a chameleon-hued backlit bar, and a loud sound system. Dinner and after-theatre snacks are served until 2 a.m.

With only 24 seats and a strong following, getting a reservation can be a challenge, but if you succeed, you'll be rewarded with fresh seafood—including seasonal specialties like tiny softshell crabs—a varied wine list, and friendly service.